Storms are expected to hit Toowoomba tomorrow.
Storms are expected to hit Toowoomba tomorrow.

Gloomy weather: Toowoomba set for drenching

DARK clouds are shielding Toowoomba from sunlight this morning and forecasters say they won't be leaving anytime soon.

Although foreboding, the clouds aren't expected to bring much rain to Toowoomba today, but tomorrow will be a different story.

Instability in south-east Queensland will bring heavy falls to the eastern Darling Downs, particularly around Toowoomba, Warwick and Stanthorpe.

 

A second system affecting northern Queensland will bring rain to south-west Queensland including Charleville.

Areas in between such as Roma and Dalby will likely miss out on substantial rain.

By tomorrow night the system will weaken, meaning only light falls are predicted for Saturday on the Darling Downs.

Cloudy weather is forecast to hang around Toowoomba for the rest of today.

The bureau issued a flood watch warning yesterday for at-risk catchments including the Bulloo and Paroo river basins, and parts of the Warrego River and Cooper Creek basins.

"The most likely area for storms will be near and to the east of this slow moving surface trough, from Cloncurry south to Cunnamulla, including the towns of Winton, Windorah, Quilpie, Thargomindah, Longreach, and Charleville. Some of these storms may be severe," a spokesman said.

Toowoomba forecast

  • Today: 20% chance of showers
  • Tomorrow: 10 to 30mm of rain, chance of a thunderstorm
  • Saturday: 1 to 3mm of rain, chance of a thunderstorm
Major storms systems expected to hit Queensland.
Major storms systems expected to hit Queensland.

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